Tramel Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Old Hickory
GALLATIN, Tenn. (July 2, 2012) – Josh Tramel of Smithville, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League Music City Division tournament on Old Hickory Lake. For his victory, Tramel earned $3,021.
“I fished real slow,” said Tramel. “The area I was fishing had a lot of pressure on it, and I think my slow presentation really helped.
“I was fishing deep structure on the main river channel with jigs and worms,” Tramel continued. “Old Hickory is usually pretty tough fishing in the summer, but I think the slow presentation made the difference for me on Saturday.”
Rounding out the top 10 boaters were:
2nd: Ryan Haykal, Hendersonville, Tenn., five bass, 14-8, $1,511
3rd: Tim Messer, Hendersonville, Tenn., five bass, 13-14, $1,007
4th: Jayson Johnson, Smithville, Tenn., five bass, 13-0, $705
5th: Brandon Edel, Hendersonville, Tenn., five bass, 12-7, $604
6th: Tim Cranford, Hendersonville, Tenn., five bass, 12-6, $554
7th: Jeff Lokken, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 12-2, $504
8th: Jake Myers, Gallatin, Tenn., five bass, 11-10, $453
9th: Scott Brummett, Brentwood, Tenn., five bass, 11-1, $403
10th: Matt Stanley, Alexandria, Tenn., five bass, 10-14, $352
John Wilkerson of Nashville, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win $1,511 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Tony Eckler, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 13-8, $755
3rd: Gary Gray, Nashville, Tenn., four bass, 12-7, $504
4th: Ken Best, Murfreesboro, Tenn., five bass, 12-6, $352
5th: Denny Strunk, Tullahoma, Tenn., five bass, 10-5, $302
6th: Derek Stone, Walling, Tenn., four bass, 9-11, $277
7th: Greg Barnes, Rock Island, Tenn., three bass, 8-13, $252
8th: Craig Allen, Lebanon, Tenn., three bass, 8-9, $227
9th: Billy Watson, Readyville, Tenn., five bass, 7-13, $201
10th: Rod Huff, Monterey, Tenn., five bass, 7-11, $176
The next BFL Music City Division tournament is scheduled for Sept. 22-23 on Old Hickory Lake in Gallatin, Tenn. After the fifth Music City Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 4-6 Regional Championship on Cherokee Lake in Morristown, Tenn. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.